Geeks, leave those coats and ties behind and ready those sunnies and sunblocks! You are in once again for the geekiest conference of the year. Geeks On A Beach (GOAB), a gathering of tech start-ups, investors, tech-driven enterprises, innovators, businessmen, and designers from all over the world, returns to the famous Boracay Island for its third year. Running from August 20 to 21, this two-day business conference at the Crown Regency Resort and Convention Center in Boracay will be filled with training and workshop sessions, talks and panel discussions, and opportunities for partnerships, financial backing, and networking. Of course, there will be lots of fun, too, that could inspire game-changing solutions for the world biggest and smallest problems. Geeks On A Beach is organized by the Department of Science and Technology–Information Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO) and TechTalks.ph, a non-profit, independent community of business, technology, and startup enthusiasts who organize tech startup events. Other organizing partners include HappyGaraje.com, Sym.ph, and PRWorksPH.com. First held in 2013 in Boracay island, Geeks On A Beach started with 330 participants coming from 27 different countries around the world. In 2014, over 440 attendees were present at the Moevenpick Resort Hotel in Mactan Island, Cebu to listen to local and global leaders such as Dave McClure of 500 startups, Rappler.com CEO Maria Ressa, and top executives from Smart Communications, Globe, IdeaSpace.ph, Kickstart.ph and others. A lot of prominent investors and participants have joined this annual conference since it started and for the 3rd GOAB, there will be quite a number of new things to look forward to, including these:
International Keynote Speakers and Industry Leader Panel Discussions Talks and panel discussions from local and international speakers about the latest trends and topics in investments, tech, startup, and design industries.
GOAB International Startup Pitching Competition To all early stage tech startups that have revenue and traction, you can pitch your product to potential investors on the GOAB stage.
Investors Roundtable Dinner Exclusive roundtable discussion by investors for investors. Learn more about investing in tech startups in Southeast Asia. This requires a separate ticket, please choose “Investor + Conference” registration ticket.
Business Matching Opportunity to meet startups, software development companies, outsourcing partners, mentors, investors, employees, employers, clients, and supporters.
Exhibition Booths/Geek Alley Exhibition Strategically located in the open lobby outside the convention hall, the exhibition booths and geek alley exhibition are where you can showcase your products and services to GOAB attendees. Reserve your booth now by contacting hello@GeeksOnABeach.com.
Office Hours Get a chance to meet mentors on a one-on-one basis in a flash consultation meeting of 15 minutes each. This is an opportunity to get help on your most important issue.
Lunch with a Speaker It’s back! GOAB’s popular activity where volunteer speakers sit down with the participants during lunch hour for a more personal interaction and connection, giving you an opportunity to shake hands and mingle with some of the speakers in structured networking sessions and facilitated introductions during breaks.
Breakout Sessions Get up to date with the latest technologies and trends in the industry. Join the workshops and talks from experienced domain experts.
Geek Party With music and drinks, put your party hats on and celebrate with us in the beautiful Boracay Island. Conversations among geeks lead to new ideas and new action plans most of the time. Who knows where these meaningful connections will lead you.
Interested participants can register at GeeksOnABeach.com. Register on or before July 31, 2015 and you’ll get a 10 percent discount on your tickets. Follow Geeks On A Beach on twitter @GeeksOnAbeach.com and Facebook (facebook.com/GeeksOnABeach) for the latest updates. #ItStartsWith you.